why the future of social media is younger, and a lot less social
# tech

why the future of social media is younger, and a lot less social

Tech evangelists promising an internet-powered utopia helped design of social media as we know it. Their plan to unite the world was doomed the minute it met reality.

how jupiter may have moved it, moved it from the outer reaches of the solar system
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how jupiter may have moved it, moved it from the outer reaches of the solar system

Considering what we know about planetary formation, Jupiter shouldn’t have been able to grow as massive in its current orbit. But a new simulation shows it could’ve been born much, much further away.

we may finally know why the universe is made of matter instead of antimatter
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we may finally know why the universe is made of matter instead of antimatter

Why space as we know is dominated by matter instead of its oppositely charged twin is a long standing question in physics. Now, experiments at the LHC are providing a glimpse at an answer.

why your artificially intelligent assistant should judge you
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why your artificially intelligent assistant should judge you

Interaction with robots on a regular basis has the potential to blur some important lines when it comes to dealing with the world around us. But the good news is that our machines can still enforce them.

sci-fi saturday: chapter 008
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sci-fi saturday: chapter 008

shadow nation / future shock / chapter 008

world of weird things podcast: how exploring the solar system will un-domesticate us
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world of weird things podcast: how exploring the solar system will un-domesticate us

Humanity seems to be in a rut. Left bored, aimless, and engaging in self-destructive behaviors, we’re looking for the next big thing. And the best place to find it might be off this planet.

why hot tea doesn’t actually double your risk of cancer
# health

why hot tea doesn’t actually double your risk of cancer

If you like your tea nice and hot, you may be worried about misleading popular science headlines telling you that you’re doubling your risk of cancer. You’re not. But you’ll still want to pay attention to the research.

to stop global warming, seize the means of production?
# politics

to stop global warming, seize the means of production?

In today’s Gilded Age with global warming, advocacy for socialism is on the rise, framed as a requirement to save our planet. But the idea that socialism can save us from ourselves has been tried before. It ended badly.

researchers ask how to find happiness when you’re being tied up
# sex

researchers ask how to find happiness when you’re being tied up

A new study about BDSM practitioners confirms they’re generally happier with their sex lives and relationships. But there’s a twist. Not all of them are equally satisfied.

synchronized chaos: why your brain isn’t anything like a computer
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synchronized chaos: why your brain isn’t anything like a computer

Far from being a high precision for computing your way through life, brains are messy and function more on recognition and guesswork, and understanding that is important for the future of medicine.

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